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KEEP CALM AND LOVE GOATS ... Eighty goats that escaped from a Los Altos Hills home on the night of April 4 could've turned into a "baaaaad" situation, but Palo Alto Animal Control Officer William Warrior and a sheepdog helped four Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies bring the herd back to its rightful place. A new homeowner on O'Keefe Lane had rented the goats from Green Goat Landscapers to clean up their lawn, but the herd found an opening past a portable electric fence and decided to go on a nighttime adventure. "They love to wander and when they find an opening they go for it," Warrior said. A resident out for a jog in the area of La Rena Lane and Dianne Drive that night noticed the goats and alerted authorities, who were able to bring the herd back just before midnight. Sheriff's deputy Michael Low said none of the goats or deputies were injured, and their great escape had a happy ending. "If I were a goat, I would be a little scared," Low said, "But for the most part ... they were goats being goats and they all kind of followed each other and got back home." A cattle dog and border collie from the landscaping company assisted in herding the goats back home. Warrior added it was the second time he has ever encountered a large herd in his 40 years with the agency. He gets up close with the goats in a 14-minute video that can be viewed at

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Posted by Deal with the DEMAND SIDE
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Well that's rich, Facebook and Palantir, two of the biggest reasons we have no more local retail/downtowns that are now unusable by locals.

"new initiatives that reduce the number of cars on local streets "

How about an initiative to cap the size of companies in town, and to enforce codes so they have to give back downtown areas to residents?

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Posted by Sunshine
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

I think that exercise places should be banned from the main streets--California Ave, University Ave, etc and only be allowed on side streets. The first floor of main streets should be reserved for retail.
Bring back the small retail shops that we all enjoyed and could rely on for good products.

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